Small Business

US Sees Record Small Business Optimism – Democrats Promise To Take It All Away

Trump’s recovery summer continues to stack up wins as small business optimism piles on to an already impressive roll call. From National Review. Optimism among small-business owners reached a record high in August as Republican-passed tax cuts and deregulation began to bear fruit, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business. The NFIB Small Business Optimism …

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Blue Collar Job Growth Highest in 30 years

The Trump economy can add another feather to its cap. The growth of traditional blue collar jobs has reached its highest rate since Ronald Reagan was President. Jobs in goods-producing industries — mining, construction, and manufacturing — grew 3.3 percent in the year preceding July, the best rate since 1984, according to a Washington Post analysis.

Brookstone’s Failure Should Send a Message to the NH Legislature About Biomass Bailouts

At the end of August, I shared an email from a reader who suggested that New Hampshire’s choice of tax policies was somehow tied to a series of business failures (some pending), one of which was Brookstone, a niche specialty items chain that has corporate offices in Merrimack (ack-ack), New Hampshire. Brookstone is failing, yes. But is it …

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Jose’ Eduardo Cambrils – candidate for NH State House, Merrimack County 9 (Cantebury/Loudon)

“I am seeking a seat in the NH House of Representatives because of my love for this great State of NH and more specifically the towns of Canterbury and Loudon. I lived in Canterbury for 13 years and still own a beautiful piece of land there. My wife and I have now lived in Loudon for the past 2 years. There …

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Senator Shaheen’s Selective Defense Of Small Business Owners

New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation is unified in its defense of the Granite State from efforts to make online purchases taxable. Their primary objection, and I’ll use Senator Shaheen as my whipping donkey for this, is the burden it puts on small business owners. As a former small business owner, I know that most small businesses …

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Economic Malpractice

We continue the discussion with Greg Moore from Americans for Prosperity on Government meddling with medical care and coverage and the economic malpractice that results–fewer startups, employment stagnation, wage deflation, and other symptoms of this regulatory disease, including those specific to New Hampshire.  

Jon Lieber – Thumbtack.com 2015 Small Business Survey

Thumbtack.com chief economist Jon Lieber joins us to talk about the 2015 mall Business survey. We discuss small business owner sentiment, what they view as the biggest barriers put in place by government.  Suggested alternatives to remove those barriers.  And NH’s A+ rating and #2 ranking nationally in the 2015 Survey.    

Defending the Dream

AFP- NH State Director Greg Moore joined us from the Defending the Dream Summit in Ohio. The topic is economic freedom in America, the New Hampshire State budget (the lack there of), and the need to make the economic freedom of small business owners a priority.  

Not So Easy

Staples, the Office Supply chain, has denied a local gun store its application to participate in a contest for small businesses.  Yes, I know.  A Town of about 9 square miles with the population of Merrimack New Hampshire (Fremont Nebraska), happens to have (a least one) gun store in it run by two Army veterans; …

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